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Old 09-10-2008, 11:38 AM
 
Location: The Frenchie Farm, Where We Grow 'em Big!
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Of the 12 million Fords that were recalled for a faulty cruise control wiring, only 7 million were fixed. 5 million other Ford SUV's are still fire starters on the road!

5 Million Ford Owners Urged to Fix Hazardous Vehicles - Carscoop
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Old 09-10-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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I doubt more than 7 million of them are still on the road
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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And it's not like they WILL catch fire. There's a chance they might have a problem. The last time I brought a vehicle back for a recall, the dealer screwed it up on me and I had to return several more times to fix it. So, I'd pass if I had one of these cars and no symptoms were apparent.
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:00 PM
 
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And it's not like they WILL catch fire. There's a chance they might have a problem. The last time I brought a vehicle back for a recall, the dealer screwed it up on me and I had to return several more times to fix it. So, I'd pass if I had one of these cars and no symptoms were apparent.

I'm convinced that at least some dealers will use recalls as an opportunity to get into your pocket. I wouldn't put sabotage past those thieves.

So, my Ford pick-up will NOT be going in for it's cruise control fix.

I just park it well away from my house and other valuables, and if it bursts into flames one day, so be it. I keep a bag of marshmallows and a stick handy just in case!

It's been a royal POS since the day it was new anyway.....
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Kent County, DE
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And it's not like they WILL catch fire. There's a chance they might have a problem. The last time I brought a vehicle back for a recall, the dealer screwed it up on me and I had to return several more times to fix it. So, I'd pass if I had one of these cars and no symptoms were apparent.
That's the problem. There are no symptoms. A friend of my had her Escape parked in her garage. She was in her kitchen an hour later and smelled smoke. When she opened the garage door, the entire vehicle was engulfed in flames. By the time the fire co arrived, there was only the charred frame remaining. There is no warning. If you value your life, get these cars checked. You could be anywhere, with anyone and it can happen anytime to anybody.
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